Ericsson wins $1 bn contract from Reliance Communications
Last month, Reliance Communications gave Alcatel-Lucent SA an eight-year contract valued at more than $1 billion to manage its mobile and fixed networks in east and south India.
RCom and Ericsson sign USD 1 billion network management pact
(PTI): Reliance Communications today said it has outsourced operations and management of its network in northern and western India to Ericsson in an USD 1 billion agreement spread over eight years.
The contract would cover one lakh kilometres of fiber and mobile infrastructure in 11 telecom circles of RCom, across North and West of India including Delhi and Mumbai, a joint statement by the two companies.
The eight-year agreement is valued at USD 1 billion, it said adding 5,000 employees of RCom will join Ericsson in this regard.
"Given the complexity of network increasing with platforms, technologies and application offerings, we are banking on the experience, innovation and technical expertise of Ericsson to improve the productivity of our network," RCom's Chief Executive Officer for Wireless Business, Gurdeep Singh said.
As per the contract, Ericsson will manage the day to day operations across wireline and wireless networks and will take over responsibility for field maintenance, network operations and operational planning of RCom 2G, CDMA and 3G mobile networks, it added.
The partnership will
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